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The chipmaking factory of the world is battling Covid and the climate crisis

Taiwanese officials are fretting about whether a severe outbreak of Covid-19 could jeopardize the island's critical role in the global semiconductor supply chain. But there's another threat to the industry that experts worry may have even more drasti.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnJun 11th, 2021

As climates change, prepare for more mosquitoes in winter, new study shows

In many parts of the world, mosquitoes are a common summertime nuisance......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News4 hr. 22 min. ago

Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi crimes

Health care workers sued hospital over a vax mandate they say violates Nuremberg Code. Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 202.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 55 min. ago

Microbes in ocean play important role in moderating Earth"s temperature

Methane is a strong greenhouse gas that plays a key role in Earth's climate. Anytime we use natural gas, whether we light up our kitchen stove or barbeque, we are using methane......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 22 min. ago

Communication technology, study of collective behavior must be "crisis discipline"

Our ability to confront global crises, from pandemics to climate change, depends on how we interact and share information......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 22 min. ago

Climate conditions during the migration of Homo sapiens out of Africa reconstructed

An international research team led by Professor Dr. Frank Schäbitz has published a climate reconstruction of the last 200,000 years for Ethiopia. This means that high-resolution data are now available for the period when early Homo sapiens, our ance.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 22 min. ago

Impact of COVID-19 on weddings reinforces need for marriage law reforms

Coronavirus disruption to weddings has highlighted the complexity and antiquity of marriage law and reinforced the need for reform, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 22 min. ago

We have another highly effective COVID vaccine, based on different tech

While not needed for the US, it should help with the global vaccine push. Enlarge / A participant gets his second dose of the Novavax vaccine during the clinical trial. (credit: Karen Ducey / Getty Images) Today, a company called Novavax annou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 55 min. ago

Google, Facebook, Amazon and Others Urge SEC To Mandate Regular Climate Reports

A group of seven tech companies urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to require businesses to regularly disclose climate-related matters to their shareholders. From a report: In a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler on Friday, Google parent A.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 22 min. ago

Two rare Javan rhino calves spotted in Indonesia

Two Javan rhinoceros calves have been spotted at an Indonesian national park, offering a rare sighting of one of the world's most endangered mammals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 22 min. ago

Into the belly of the bee: A closer look at bees" gut microbes

Environmental bacteria and fungi that end up in the belly of honeybees may be essential to their survival in a changing world as bee populations dwindle due to pesticides, poor nutrition, habitat destruction and declining genetic diversity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 22 min. ago

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 22 min. ago

Expert: Climate protection policy does not have a negative economic impact

The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News14 hr. 22 min. ago

G7 Nations Promise Decarbonization, 870 Million Covid-19 Vaccines

Slashdot reader Charlotte Web writes: The "Group of Seven" (or G7) nations are some of the world's largest economies — the U.S. and Canada, the U.K., France, Germany, and Italy, and Japan. On Sunday they pledged $2 billion to help developing co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Forza Horizon 5 launches this November with Mexico setting

Forza Horizon 5 is launching for Xbox this fall, and will be set in Mexico. It will, of course, come to Xbox Game Pass on day one and have a massive open world......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Contraband confirmed as the next game from developer of Just Cause series

Avalanche Studios, the team behind the Just Cause series, is working on Contraband, a new co-op open-world game......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Europe to launch renewable wooden satellite made of plywood

A Scandinavian company plans to launch the world's first wooden satellite to bring attention to the use of renewable materials in space......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

Pakistan Province May Block SIM Cards of Citizens Who Didn"t Get Covid-19 Vaccines

The government in Pakistan's largest province, Punjab, has decided to block SIM cards of unvaccinated citizens, reports the Hindustan Times (one of the largest newspapers in India), citing reports from news agency ANI. Dr. Rashid, the provincial he.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

How to protect species and save the planet—at the same time

A major new report suggests tackling biodiversity, climate crises simultaneously. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Humanity is struggling to contain two compounding crises: skyrocketing global temperatures and plummeting biodiversity. But people.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Norway sees oil in its future despite warnings

Norway, Western Europe's biggest oil producer, plans to continue exploration and drilling in coming decades, the government said Friday, despite concerns about its impact on the climate......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Florida"s Fired Covid-19 Data Manager "Permanently Suspended" From Twitter

Florida's fired Department of Health data manager Rebekah Jones has been "permanently suspended" from Twitter, "for violations of the Twitter Rules on spam and platform manipulation," a Twitter spokesperson tells Slashdot. Florida's Sun-Sentinel re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021